Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,186 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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Includes 9 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition, Total War Battles: SHOGUN

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Includes 28 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Napoleon: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC

 

Recommended By Curators

"Forget R2 and just buy and mod this to your own desire. One of the classics of the series and extremely fun tactics based as well as strategy."

About This Game

Once the Roman Empire is under your command, don't lay down your sword just yet - the Barbarians are coming. With two award-winning titles from the esteemed Total War series, you'll have twice as many obstacles and opportunities to control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
The Gold Edition includes:
Rome: Total War Guide one of three noble Roman families on a century spanning quest to seize control of the Roman Empire.
Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion
(official expansion pack to Rome: Total War) Witness the decline of Rome as Barbarian hordes attack, forcing a bitter internal struggle between rival factions.
  • Voted 2004 Best Strategy game by IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot.
  • Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire.
  • Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun, fearful Saxons, or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities.
  • Command warrior-tested legions in cinematic epic battles with thousands of soldiers on-screen at once.
  • A century-spanning campaign charges players with strategically managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP, Pentium III 1.0GHz or Athlon 1.0GHz processor or higher, 256MB RAM, 2.9GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file), 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, DirectX® 9.0b, 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible, 1024 x 768 Display Resolution, Internet (TCP / IP) play supported;Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card (Multiplayer)
    Important Note: Some cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatibility.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Product: Rome:TotalWar

Rating: 9/10

Recommended amount to pay: I would pay $9.99

Personal thoughts of game:
Pro-The battles are very nice for there time and the game runs well on almost any processor
Con-The campaign is not really historically accurate

Why I recommend this: For any true fan of the TotalWar series, this game is a must. This game has won award after award back in the day and still holds up well today. For those who can't afford the newer games or there processors cant support them, then this is a great substitute.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
To anyone who is a history buff or likes RTS, this is a great game. It's older, so it doesn't boast near the graphics or the features, but it's still a classic with plenty of replay value. You also don't need a ton of processing power to run it. 9/10
Posted: October 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Good for its age.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
155.4 hrs on record
Is good
Posted: September 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
106.7 hrs on record
This game is my life, no matter how old it is, it is still amazing. Ive put 80 some hours in it in the month and a half ive had it, and I havent even finished a campaign or started an expansion. Get it, before it goes off sale, Buy it even if it isnt off sale. Buy it or I wont respect you.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Metacritic rates this a 92. How the hell do you get a 100.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
heck yes i recommend the game. excellent for history-nuts.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.1 hrs on record
Awsome game!!!! maybe old? F*** that!!! i luv it so much buy it!
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Awesome game
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
i am now single because of this game.
Posted: October 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Only recommend getting it if you are a die-hard fan of the Total War franchise. Challenging, but not easy on the eyes unfortunately.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
107.0 hrs on record
better than the sequel
Posted: October 9
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Better than Rome II
Posted: October 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
150.3 hrs on record
Welll ♥♥♥♥ , HARD TO REVIEW A GOD, but i dont give a rats ♥♥♥, best game ever when i conquered sparta m troops almost were well, nevermind either buy this game or ceres kill you!!!!!! FOR ROMAAAAAAAAAAAA
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
56.7 hrs on record
this game is one of the best of the total war franchise and most likey the best rts of all time. if you ever played Age of the Empires this is very similar but more in detail.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Incredible 4X tactical and strategy game. This is my favorite epic-scale empire building game of all time. It's exciting to crush my enemies with powerful armies and clever tactics.
Posted: October 8
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
>Be Me, 32
>Be soldier in Legion
>Roman Army, no biggie
>Come home from Campaign on Greeks
>Reign Supreme
>Greet my Wench
>See my Wench hasn't washed the dishes
>Tell her to or the grease will build up
>She doesn't listen
>Tell her I'll be at the Bath House for an hour
>Tell her to do the dishes while I'm gone
>1 hour Passes
>The Grease on the dishes is getting older
>Turning to relics
>Wench comes out
>Get into fight over dishes, She slaps me
>Hit that ♥♥♥♥♥
>Neighbor shouts out from bedroom
>Run to see what happend
>He's ♥♥♥♥ing my wife
>Decide to pull out my Gladius
>Hold the Mother ♥♥♥♥er Down
>Slit his Fingers off one at a time
>Slit his Wrists
>He's Screaming in agony
>Wife Starts to Cry
>Decapitate her
>Realize what I have done
>12 year old daughter walks in
>Runs Out Crying for help
>Decide to end it
>Stick Gladius through my Skull
>All because of Ancient Grease

420/9.11 Game
Posted: October 11
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Just buy it!
Posted: September 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1,746.3 hrs on record
It's decent I geuss.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Sadly, this game appears broken. It simply will not launch. Unfortunate, as the game itself, speaking from past experience, is excellent. The current Steam variant however, struggles to find DirectX and thus, will do nothing more then cause your screen to flash black, change size and eventually, cause a popup explaining it cannot perform the basic task of finding the program needed for it to run.
Posted: September 27
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